The Fascinating World of Mukbang

Recently, I’ve been watching more Youtube than actual television due to a boatload of child hood shows being uploaded by brave Youtubers.  While watching some of my favorite television shows, I ended up stumbling onto a youtube video of someone doing a Mukbang.  It was a 30 minute video, and I found the whole experience... Read more »

Two years of abstinence, what I've learned

It seems like yesterday, but today marks two years since I decided to start practicing abstinence.  It wasn’t due to any cultural, spiritual, nor religious reasons whatsoever.  I opted to do this due to the simple fact that I don’t very much enjoy sex.  I’ve never enjoyed the act of sex, and I tried sex... Read more »

What's next for Madonna at 60?

Today is officially Madonna’s 60th birthday and the start of a whole new decade for the multi platinum pop diva that has broken down barriers, shocked the masses, and managed to stay on top consistently for over twenty years (no easy feat for anyone).  Back in January 1984, a fresh faced Madonna was asked on... Read more »
ChicagoNow Video
Advertisement:

Life as a centrist, often misunderstood by both sides

To start, I guess I should confess I’m neither a conservative nor a liberal.  I identify as neither a Republican nor a Democrat in terms of a political party.  I guess you could say I’m an independent, which doesn’t get me invited to sit at either the GOP or Dem lunch tables. When cable news became popular,... Read more »

Chicago I love you, but you need help

Centrist in Chicago   For as long as I can remember, I’ve always be in awe of the majestic city of Chicago.  As a small boy growing up in the repressive suburbs, I used to look at Chicago as the Emerald City at the end of the yellow brick road.  I always believed it was... Read more »

National Book Lovers Day and what I've been reading this summer

National Book Lovers Day and what I've been reading this summer
Today is National Book Lovers Day, a day where all lovers of books (and I assume e-readers, as well) proclaim and celebrate their love of all things books.  Rather it’s the smell of a brand new book, the feeling of pages on your finger tips, or the slow descent into the adventures of fictional characters,... Read more »
Advertisement:

Friday the 13th Flash Fiction Edition: Unexpected Guest

Friday the 13th Flash Fiction Edition:  Unexpected Guest
Waking up with a pounding headache, Jayson looks around his room and doesn’t recall what he did the night before. Rubbing his eye lids, he leaves his bed and walks toward the bathroom to splash some water on his face. He turns on the bathroom light and is startled at seeing the dark circles under... Read more »

Step Down Cafe is a welcome addition to the Pilsen neighborhood

Step Down Cafe is a welcome addition to the Pilsen neighborhood
Yesterday, I had an appointment that bought me down to the Pilsen neighborhood in the lower west side of Chicago and I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and explore.  While exploring, I came across a little gem nestled within the neighborhood called Step Down Cafe.  Figuring I had some time before my appointment... Read more »

Lickity Split in Edgewater is heaven on earth all year round

Lickity Split in Edgewater is heaven on earth all year round
Summer officially is here after a lot of false alarms and what better way to celebrate then to have something sweet like ice cream/custard 🙂 One of the best things about living in Chicago is the vast choices of establishments that offer something unique. So when NBC Chicago released their list of 20 Ice Cream... Read more »
Advertisement:

Flash Fiction Friday: Punch to the Gut

He finds himself struggling to keep pace with fellow commuters as he goes up the subway stairs to above ground. He glances around at his fellow commuters and marvels at how uniform they are as they also climb up the stairs to the surface. Breaking free of the crowds of commuters, he makes his way... Read more »